An Open Cookbook

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Three to Get Ready

This year has been full of change, new beginnings, good times with new and old friends, and a very sunny summer. My blogiversary falls in September every year; a good time to reflect on the past year as we start to bundle up and prepare for colder weather. I've learned a lot this year from many different people and experiences. You'll notice that some of my life lessons are food related and some are more just generally speaking...but all in all, my passion for food has led to all of these findings. Thank you to my family and friends and everyone I have shared the past year with!

Without further ado, here are this year's lessons learned:

 Action expresses priorities. -Ghandi

A sprinkle of paprika makes almost everything look fancy.

Fiascos often lead to great new discoveries, as painful as the transition may be.

When a guy on the street asks if you put your finger in the electric socket every time you walk by him, just laugh.

Most bad days can be turned around with a slice of pizza and a glass of wine or two.

The path of more resistance is likely the more rewarding of the two.

Hard-boiling eggs only takes 20 minutes; a possibility before work.

The big things in life often arrive in different packaging than we planned...and may even be better.

If opportunity isn't knocking, try a different approach.

Inspiration often arrives after a good sweat.

Sharing wine with someone, even from a plastic water bottle, brings you closer.

Everyone who eats meat, will like buffalo chicken dip.

If you have the power to make someone happy, do it. The world needs more of that. -quote on FB

Trust your instincts and follow your passion even if you don't know where it's leading you.

If you can do it, you must...even if you are tired and don't want to.

Vulnerability makes us all more human.

Goals, regardless of size, make us grow.

When you are having a spectacular day, make a list of all the things that make you happy and keep it in your wallet for bad days.

Pita bread makes extraordinary pizza crust.

Always, always, always try your hardest.

All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.  -Nietzsche

Be grateful for family and close friends...they are mirrors of ourselves.

Appreciate the path you've taken. It has made you who you are today.

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